Please note: Wayne County is under a Level 2 travel advisory, meaning travel for essential work activities, picking up essential food and medicines, etc., is permitted, but recreational/entertainment travel is not.
King’s Cafe and Bakery
King’s Cafe and Bakery is going to close temporarily. We plan to open as soon as the health crisis is over and hope that everyone stays safe and healthy.
Effective Thursday, March 19, our hours of operation will be 10 A.M. until 6 P.M. daily. This will allow us additional time to stock shelves and clean the building, to maintain a high level of service for our customers. These will be our regular hours of operation until this unprecedented situation been resolved. We will do our best keep everyone informed of any changes as they arise. Thank You, to everyone for their patience and understanding. We look forward to serving you to the best of our ability.
Due to a large number of shortages we will NOT have our weekly AD. We are receiving shipments daily and will re-stock all products as they become available to us. We appreciate your business and will do our best to have a continuous supply of all products. We will continue to have many in-store specials as we receive the product.
Cambridge City MediCenter Pharmacy
Starting March 19, our walk-up window will not be open till 10am. Our phones will still be on at 9am for regular business. Due to Cutshaw’s not being open till 10am we cannot open our window. Our deliveries will continue as normal. Thank you for your understanding during this time.
Remember, our hours are 4pm-8pm, Monday through Saturday, until further notice! So, no Thursday lunch during this time. We do still take cash, some have asked us. We look forward to seeing you this weekend as we attempt to maneuver through this craziness to provide you with a taste of delicious normalcy!
Cambridge City Crime Watch
The April crime watch meeting at Golay Community Center has been canceled.
Valley Grove Cemetery Annual Meeting
Valley Grove Cemetery Annual Meeting on April 6th has been cancelled because of COVID-19.
A revised date will be advertised once things return back to normal.
Wayne County Annex
Effective Thursday, March 19, Wayne County Commissioners have announced that the Wayne County Annex will be closed, except by appointment, and for public meetings. All departments remain operational and may be contacted directly for appointments, if required.
The Wayne County Courthouse remains open.
City of Richmond
Beginning Wednesday, March 25, monthly bus passes will be sold in the Office of the City Clerk from 9 a.m.–noon on Wednesdays only. This will be the schedule until further notice.
Citizens MUST enter through the Police Department entrance. The Fire Department will have firefighters on hand to take your temperature. You will be cleared to enter the building if your temperature is below 99.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
All other business will need to be by mail or email until further notice.
If you have questions, call Karen Chasteen, 765-983-7232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The College Board has announced the makeup date for March 14 exams on March 28 has been canceled and tests on May 2 have been canceled as well. Additional testing opportunities will be provided as soon as feasible
Fountain City town office
CLOSED TO PUBLIC
• Please utilize drop box, internet, and phone for utility payments.
• If you need to contact the Clerk’s Office, please call (765)847-2412. If there is no answer, please leave a message. The Clerk will be in the office periodically during this crisis; otherwise, she will be working from home.
• If you have a water or sewer issue, please call the garage (765)847-2251. If there is no answer, please leave a message.
• If it is a police issue, please call (765)847-2233.
Tornado drill test canceled
NWS Indiana offices in conjunction with IDHS have decided to cancel the planned test tornado drill on Wednesday, March 18. This is due to numerous reasons related to the COVID-19 virus and sheltering actions being taken by the public. We apologize for this inconvenience but hope you understand. There are no plans for a makeup date at this time.
Meal Information for Western Wayne Schools:
Parents will be able to pick up 5 breakfast packs and 5 lunch packs per student enrolled at no charge on Wednesday, March 18 from noon-1 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. from the Lincoln MS/HS Cafeteria. Enter through the cafeteria doors on the football field side. Students do not need to be present. Meals can be picked up each Wednesday that school is not in session except for the Spring Break week (March 25th). If transportation is an issue, please email one of the building principals to arrange delivery.
Golay Community Center
Effective at the close of business today, March 17, 2020, the Golay Community Center will be closed. We HOPE to reopen on April 1, 2020. In efforts to try to slow down the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to help keep our staff and patrons safe. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience. Stay healthy everyone!
Cambridge City Public Library
Beginning at 3 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 17th), the library will close to the public to help prevent transmission of COVID-19.
We will have a package pick-up service available at the south door if you call ahead at 765-478-3335 to let us know what books / DVDs / audios you want. We will call you back to let you know when your items are ready to pick up. We are currently offering package pick-up service during these hours:
Mon 2:30 – 7:30
Please note, you must call ahead, or you can message us on Facebook. Also, if you have a fax you must send, you can hand it to us at the door, and we will send it for you. This situation is changing hourly. If there are further changes, we will post to social media, newspaper, and radio as soon as we become aware.
Western Wayne Senior Center
Western Wayne Senior Center will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.
The health of our senior members and participants is foremost in our mind. We will continue to provide meals to the homebound.
Updates will be posted on our Facebook page and in the Western Wayne News. For additional information, please contact us at (765) 478-4579.
LifeStream services for seniors/those with disabilities
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the LifeStream office in Yorktown will be open by appointment only. Essential staff will remain on-site while all other staff will work from home. The LifeStream offices in Anderson and Richmond will be closed to the public. Information and Assistance will still be answering calls from the community, and transportation will still be in operation. Those who need assistance or have questions, please call 800-589-1121.
With the Division of Aging approval, all in-home client visits are now being done via the phone. Care Managers and Options Counselors will be doing visits and check-ins with their clients on the phone.
Café Sites and Home-Delivered Meals
All LifeStream Senior Cafés will be closed until further notice beginning Wednesday, March 18. Café site attendees may request a box of 5 meals by contacting LifeStream. Pickup or delivery options will vary by café site. At this time, home-delivered meals are still being delivered. Older adults who are concerned about meals in the next few weeks are encouraged to call 800-589-1121 for help in making food arrangements.
All planned LifeStream events are canceled for the next 30 days. These events include, but are not limited to, Trio Food Demonstrations, Purdue Extension Nutrition Presentations, Eat Smart, Move More, and WISE class.
LifeStream Services will release updates as received. Those with questions or concerns may call 800-589-1121 or visit www.lifestreaminc.org
Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Care (at First English Lutheran Church in Richmond)
As of 5 p.m. March 17, Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Center will be closed until further notice. Our decision is based on the guidelines and suggestions from the CDC, President Trump and local government:
No gatherings of more than 10 people, Level 2 essential travel only and our population is the greatest at risk for COVID-19.
Please know this decision did not come easily for us, but the health and well-being of our participants is our UTMOST concern. We will keep in touch and keep you informed of our plans to re-open when we know more information.
Richmond Police Department
The service for the late Officer Kenny Lester on March 19 has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
Richmond Art Museum
In the interest of reinforcing the social distancing needed to slow the movement of COVID-19, and in cooperation with our partner, Richmond Community Schools, The Richmond Art Museum will be CLOSED to the public from March 17 – April 13 (tentatively). We will remain active on social media with art news, class updates, art-at-home ideas and future programming information.
We look forward to reopening and providing essential arts programming to our region through exhibits, special events, workshops and classes!
Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College announced that it will extend the delivery of courses virtually through the remainder of the current semester. Courses will restart March 23 and conclude May 16, all being offered virtually.
Ivy Tech locations will remain open to allow students to access computer labs and to provide essential services such as advising, financial aid and access to faculty in a face-to-face format. Accommodations will be made for labs, clinicals and some technology courses to meet in groups of 10 or less if safety of all involved through social distancing can be assured. Information regarding such meetings will be provided to students from their faculty. Some faculty and staff will continue to be on location to provide assistance.
“While our students were on spring break we continuously monitored the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC guidelines, and weighed all options. Our focus is always on the safety and academic success of our students. At this time, given the escalating cases in Indiana and across the country, we believe that offering our courses virtually through the end of the semester is now the most viable alternative considering we currently offer nearly half of our courses online today,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said.
Ivy Tech will continue to post updates at www.ivytech.edu/COVID-19
Richmond Civic Theatre
Richmond Civic Theatre’s Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to suspend activities at RCT for group over 10 people. All rehearsals for Newsies are suspended. RadioWorks may continue if their count is under 10. COVID-19 protocols are changing rapidly and we will make adjustments to this plan as needed.
You may contact our office in regards to your remaining 2019-2020 season tickets, or tickets you may have purchased for 26 Pebbles or Newsies. We do ask, at this time, that you consider making the dollar value of these tickets a donation to Richmond Civic Theatre.
We hope that you and yours take all necessary precautions and stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon! Kathy.Clopper@goRCT.org
Richmond Area Support Group
Richmond Area Support Group meetings for caregivers at First English Lutheran Church are suspended until May 6.
Centerville-Center Township Public Library
Centerville-Center Township Public Library will be closed until further notice. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
In light of new information and recommendations from health officials concerning the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgency to stem the spread of the virus, the five Catholic bishops of Indiana have suspended effective March 18 and until further notice all public Sunday and weekday Masses throughout the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Dioceses of Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne-South Bend, and Lafayette. https://www.archindy.org/archbishop/mass2020.html
The library’s Board of Trustees and leadership team made the decision to close the library to the public as of Monday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m. This includes cancellation of all library programming occurring inside and outside of our building.
We sincerely care about the health and well-being of our community, staff, and patrons. Closing will offer a greater benefit to the social distancing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Richmond Area. We plan to roll out adjusted services as we assess the situation and determine a timeline for services.
During this time, we will utilize our website and social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share information. We encourage you to visit MRLinfo.org to explore our digital collections of books, movies, Tv shows, research tools, and more to download and stream. MRL-Digital-Branch
Don’t worry about things like overdue books or returning items – any physical materials currently checked out will have their due dates extended until we reopen. Currently available holds will be waiting for you to pick up when we reopen.
Cambridge City New Day Kiwanis
Kiwanis organizations are to halt all activities until April 6. All breakfasts and social gatherings in the name of New Day Kiwanis and the Good Friday Breakfast are being canceled until the group can reconvene.
Wayne County Genealogical Society
The genealogical society in Richmond will be CLOSED until April 1st. We are still planning our Open House for April 18, 2020 from 1 to 4.
Richmond Parks and Recreation
The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is taking steps to ensure that our community stays safe and healthy:
• The Richmond Senior Center will close starting Monday, March 16, until further notice. This precautionary step seeks to protect the senior population.
• In order to limit group gatherings, the Winter Richmond Farmer’s Market will end the season early and begin the Market as scheduled on May 2nd at Jack Elstro Plaza.
• Announcements regarding the Summer Richmond Farmer’s Market Pre-Market information meeting and opening schedule will be forthcoming.
• In order to limit exposure, all public park restrooms will be closed until further notice.
• To ensure the best service, all open air rental reservations will be put on hold until public restrooms are able to be reopened.
• For those who have enclosed rental reservations between now and May 1, refunds will be available upon request or credits will be issued. For those who plan to keep their reservations, the Parks Department remains committed to ensuring safe and clean rentals.
• The Annual Egg Hunt will be canceled for April 4th and postponed if possible. Updates will follow closer to the event.
• The Park Office will begin taking precautionary measures with public interaction and more information will be available upon entrance. We are requesting all possible questions or inquiries via 765-983-PARK, through www.richmondindiana.gov, or email@example.com
• While public parks will remain open, we ask that everyone be mindful. If you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please avoid accessing park spaces, playgrounds, and equipment in order to contain the virus.
Old National Road Welcome Center
Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau has made the decision to close The Old National Road Welcome Center until further notice while maintaining our 24/7 Information Foyer. In the foyer, you have access to our visitor guides in addition to local brochures and information pamphlets. We will continue to clean the Information Foyer daily to ensure the continued health and safety of our visitors. We continue to follow guidelines from both state and local experts.
While the Old National Road Welcome Center is closed to the public, the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau staff members are maintaining its regular work schedule at this time and can be reached by phone (765) 935-8687 or by email Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Senior Adult Ministry
The Senior Adult Ministry scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at First United Methodist Church has been CANCELLED.
For further information, call 765-962-4357.
All VFWs in Indiana have been ordered to close until further notice.
Bethany Theological Seminary
Bethany Theological Seminary is deeply committed to the health and well-being of our students and employees. Beginning Monday, March 23, following Bethany’s scheduled spring break, all classes will move to Zoom or online formats until at least Monday, April 6, 2020. All students who would have attended classes in person will join remotely using Zoom synchronous technology. Faculty will be able to teach via Zoom from the classroom, their offices, or their homes. Online courses will proceed as scheduled. All on-campus activities and gatherings will be suspended for the same period. After this period, we will evaluate on a weekly basis whether classes and activities should resume.
In addition to the educational needs of our students, Bethany is making special allowances for employees to work from home, flexing hours so as to care for family members, increasing sick leave for those in need, and maintaining a stringent cleaning protocol for the building, as well as other supportive practices.